Thursday, December 9, 2010

Black Paris Profiles™: Manda Djinn

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Manda Djinn
© 2010 Discover Paris!

I had the pleasure of meeting Manda Djinn several years ago, when she was preparing one of her plays for the Paris stage. Her career is awe-inspiring, beginning at the age of eleven with tap dancing as the opening act for the likes of Bo Diddley and Sonny Till. She subsequently developed a routine involving Latin, Calypso and African rhythms, and danced to this music until the 1960s, when an injury ended this phase of her career. She then began singing the music to which she once danced.

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